In a move that seems hard to explain, La Bodega in Montauk has removed from its menu what appeared to be two of its top items.
Gone is its avocado toast — made with mashed avocado with honey and dried red pepper on Puerto Rican bread — which I had liked and written about just two weeks ago. Also missing is mofongo, a Latin American dish made with mashed plantains, garlic and pork, shrimp or vegetables, which co-owner Paulette Davis had earlier claimed was a house specialty.
Two readers told us that they traveled all the way from Middle Island to Montauk just for a taste of La Bodega's mofongo, only to be told it could not be made for them. “Too labor intensive,” was the reason it was taken out of the lineup, according to co-owner Julia Prince.
Prince did say the dish will be coming back soon — and that it will be made with mahi-mahi.
If such is your craving, best to call before hitting the road to Montauk.
La Bodega is at 752 Montauk Hwy., Montauk, 631-668-8338.